If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.
London Marathon Club Draw
The three lucky winners of the draw for the Club's guaranteed entries to the 2015 London Marathon are Damien Pharoah, Linda Richards and Spencer Davies, with Tommy Dempsey as reserve.
There were five eligible entries to the draw held on 19 November. Unlucky was Kevin Coughlan.
Jaguar Sports & Social Club Membership Renewal
Renewal is due now.
You must take out at least Associate Membership of the Social Club to use the
changing room and/or bar facilities.
Membership/Renewal forms are available from the Jaguar Social Club bar or from the Leisure Centre. You can also download a form using the link below.
Present your expiring membership card when renewing. More details ...
Download a membership form
This year saw a record entry with 66 runners taking part in the
Club's 3-leg relay on 23 July. In a close finish on the final leg, the
winning team was led home by Trevor Knight, just ahead of Wayne Broadbent
from Sphinx, and Scott Shepherd. Overall winners were Trevor Knight, Katy Davies and Chris Perkins.
Brilliant handicapping and sorting of teams by Mark Baker resulted in just 8 seconds separating the top three finishing teams.
Report, photos & results
The Club's Summer Handicap Series continued to be a hugely popular fixture
in the calendar with Club regulars and guests. Races were staged on the
first Wednesday of each month from April through to September. Race 6 on 3 September
saw 60 members and guests battling for points, the event being won
for the men by Jonathan Boyd and for
the ladies by Julie Cozens. In the overall standings, Tara Lambert
kept her lead at the top of the ladies' table, whilst
Adrian Powell held on to a 2-point margin to hang on
to the top spot in the men's table.
More details Results
Training for a Half-Marathon?
Sunday morning training sessions focussed on the half-marathon distance start from the Jag Club at 9am on Sundays. The structure each week depends on numbers and mix of abilities. Sessions will include both endurance and speed work.
Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out
Recent Northbrook race results
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 3 November.
Runner of the Month
October - Joint winners are:
Amanda Deavy - Ladies Marathon Club record.
Stuart Lumsden - first Club sub-3 hour marathon in 4 years.
Previous Runners of the Month
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site
Looking for a running event a bit out of the ordinary, offering a particular challenge, is especially scenic or maybe in some remote or interesting location? Then check out the event details sent in to us from time to time by other cubs wanting your entries.
Ladies Marathon Club Record Smashed
Ladies Club Captain Amanda Deavy led Northbrook home
in the Abingdon Marathon on 19 October. Finishing in 3:08:29, she not only
ran her best ever time for the distance she also smashed the Club's previous
ladies record (set by Rebecca Smith in 2005) by nearly 3 minutes.
Northbrook results See all Club records
The cross-country season kicked off in earnest with the first Birmingham League races on 8 November. Now in Division 3, Northbrook men were up against local rivals Massey Ferguson at Race 1 held at Newbold Comyn. With a strong turnout Northbrook men's A team finished in 2nd place, 24pts ahead of Masseys, whilst the B team also finished in 2nd place,
Competing at the same venue, Northbrook Ladies finished 16th overall, whilst
the Ladies Masters team ended the day in 3rd place.
Race 2 is on 6 December. The Men's race is at Aldridge, the venue for the Ladies race is to be annpunced.
Northbrook results ...
John Wilson has updated his invaluable guide to the delights of winter off-road racing. If you've never entered a cross-country race before then here's the low-down on what to expect.
Perfect running conditions contributed to the
success of Northbrook's twelfth staging of this hugely popular fixture in
the race calendar. Incorporating both the Warwickshire 10k County
Championships and the sixth race in the Warwickshire Road Race League the
event attracted over 580 entries, with 75 children registered for the accompanying
Fun Run. This year the race has chosen to
work with the children's charity Zoë's
Place as the main beneficiary. The race also supports the Allesley Festival
and Allesley Scouts.
Wins for Northbrook
Amanda Deavy finished 1st vet lady in the 2014 Warks Road Race League - see below.
With a nine-minute lead over his nearest rival. Northbrook's Dave Almond took the winner's prize at the Coombe Abbey Festival of Running Marathon on 29 June in a time of 3h:8m:22s.
After the eighth and final race of the East Midlands Grand Prix series, the Milton Keynes 10k on 1 July, evergreen Mick Duggan finished in 1st place overall in the V70 category.
Our Man in Boston
The Boston Marathon this year was a special event after the bombings at the
finish line last year. Mark Baker was one of
36,000 entrants qualifying to run, and more than a million spectators
lined the route.
It was one of Mark's slowest marathon times, but it didn’t seem that important for once. Everyone’s main aim was to cross the finish line that day.
Read Mark's report of the day ...
Northbrook Road Race Champs
The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results
of qualifying races sent in to the web site. Stuart Lumsden has taken over
at the top of the men's table whilst Sarah Booker keeps her lead to head the
ladies' listing. John Wilson
stays at the top of the MV40 table, likewise Tony Hughes
at the top of the MV50 table.
and Sarah McNaney
continue to top the ladies' vets tables.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2014
Warwickshire Road Race League
A series of 10 middle-distance road races starting with the Two Castles
10k in June and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.
In the 2014 series, Northbrook's Amanda Deavy finished 1st LV35, Peter Fellows 3rd MV55 and Anne Hughes 2nd LV55.
In the team placings, Northbrook Ladies finished 6th; Northbrook Men in 7th.
Read more ...
Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.
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of the WCAA Newsletter
Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions
Current Northbrook club diary of club running events
If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.